from the forbidden city: imperial apartments of Qianlong | renewal of exhibits

Friday, 14 December, 2018 - Thursday, 14 February, 2019

From Friday 14 December 2018 onwards the Acropolis Museum will offer visitors a fresh look at the temporary exhibition "from the forbidden city: imperial apartments of Qianlong", as 12 important artworks will be withdrawn due to the fragility of the materials from which they are made and they will be replaced by the same number of works of equal historical and artistic value.

Among the most characteristic works to be renewed is the portrait of young Qianlong Emperor in court dress. The new painting portrays him but at an advanced age, with the wisdom of time imprinted on his serious face. Visitors will also have the opportunity to admire new elaborately embroidered costumes of theatrical actors of the imperial court and scrolls, as well as illustrated books showing new theatrical performances.

The exhibition will be closed to the public on Thursday 13 December 2018 and it will re-open the next day, Friday 14 December 2018.

Exhibition information

Duration: 14 September 2018 – 14 February 2019
(closed on Thursday 13 December 2018 due to the renewal of exhibits)
Exhibition area: Temporary Exhibition Gallery, Acropolis Museum ground floor
Ticket: 3€ - Tickets are available at the Museum’s Ticket Desk.
Visiting hours: During Museum opening hours

The exhibition is accompanied with a three-language catalogue (Chinese, Greek, English). It is available for purchase at the Acropolis Museum Shops.

Gallery talks

Every week, visitors have the opportunity to enjoy this rare exhibition together with Museum Archaeologist-Hosts. Find out more.

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